NAPLES, Fla. – Conditioned Air Company of Naples, LLC announced that Chief Executive Officer and Owner W. Theodore Etzel III was one of a dozen top company executives from across Florida to serve on a panel of judges for the Templeton Southeast Regional Business Ethics Case Competition held on Feb. 22-23 at Stetson University.

Teams from 16 educational institutions from throughout North America participated in this year’s competition. After receiving an actual business case, teams were given two weeks to prepare and submit an executive summary and visual presentation. During the event, teams made oral presentations to the judges. Bracket winners then delivered a final eight-minute oral presentation to the entire body of judges in a plenary session including all conference attendees, members of the Stetson University community and the public.

A native Floridian, Etzel graduated from Stetson University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from the university’s School of Business. He has been Chief Executive Officer and an owner of Conditioned Air since 1995, helping to guide the company into the region’s largest air-conditioning contracting and service firm with more than 340 employees in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Conditioned Air offers local expertise in light commercial and residential HVAC systems, including design, engineer, estimate, installation and maintenance of new construction, refrigeration, indoor air quality and dehumidification systems.

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Conditioned Air Company of Naples announced an expansion of its northern region headquarters and employment base to accommodate the air-conditioning contracting and service firm’s strong growth in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Conditioned Air, headquartered in Naples, expanded into Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties in 2011, mostly to serve existing clients in those markets. The company has since experienced tremendous growth, boosting its local employment to the current 56 people. Last year alone, the company saw sales growth of 14 to 16 percent. To accommodate further growth in the northern region, the company is moving into the remaining flex space in its northern headquarters building in North Venice, growing from approximately 5,000 square feet up to 15,000 square feet. The company also anticipates hiring an additional 12 to 15 people over the next year.